I'm joining in on Tuesday's Show & Tail at Angela's West Virginia's Treasures. If you have a cute story and picture of a pet, or any furry (or non-furry) friend, you are welcome to join in! Check her blog for the rules, post away - and thanks, Angela, for being a great hostess!
Despite the woolly coat, this curly cutie bears no relation to sheep. In fact, it's a rare breed of pig called mangalitza, and when three of these little piggies showed up at a zoo in Essex, they caused quite the commotion among visitors who couldn't decide quite what they were.
The mangalitzas weren't just brought in to look cute (although they're doing a darn good job of it anyway). They were procured to be educational, and to help ensure the breed's survival. Zoo education coordinator reported, "We've got them here as part of a breeding program to make sure this fascinating breed does not become extinct." The breed originated in Hungary, and the haircoat protects against sunburn as well as flies and other biting insects.
Can you just imagine how cute the baby porkers would be??? ADORABLE!!! To find out more info, just google "pig sheep" and see the pictures and videos that come up!
Oops - disregard the picture above...it's my mistake! (Sorry about that, Angela! tee hee!)
Have a great day -